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Man arrested for illegally dumping waste

A 46-year-old man from Hebden Bridge has been arrested for illegally dumping waste. The Environment Agency and the Yorkshire & Humber Regional Organised Crime Unit carried out the arrest at a residential street this morning.

It follows findings of an ongoing investigation into the illegal dumping of 20,000 – 25,000 tonnes of waste at 17 sites across the Midlands, North West and North East. The investigation known as Operation Cesium is looking into illegally dumped baled waste at 17 sites.

Michael Brown, lead investigator, said: “This investigation is complex, with waste being illegally dumped across many parts of the country, blighting those communities. Some of the sites have already caught fire causing a significant impact on communities, the environment and our emergency service partners.”

A stock photo of a legal waste dump. Photo: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire
A stock photo of a legal waste dump. Photo: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Crash dad has jail term increased

A man who tried to kill his four young children during a drug-induced psychosis has had his jail term increased by 10 years at the Court of Appeal.

Owen Scott admitted four counts of attempted murder and dangerous driving after he attacked the children with a hammer before driving his car, with them inside, into a wall at 92mph.

The 29-year-old, of Beech Crescent, Southampton, was jailed for life at Sheffield Crown Court in February and ordered to serve at least 14 years behind bars. But his minimum term was increased to 24 years on Wednesday after senior judges ruled the original sentence was “unduly lenient”.

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Copster Lane, where the crash occurred
Copster Lane, where the crash occurred

Road closed for burst water main

Pinfold Hill in Dewsbury is closed in both directions due to burst water main.

It’s between A644 Huddersfield Road and A644 Webster Hill.

The road has been closed to facilitate emergency repairs following the burst water main.

Weather watch

Here’s a weather update from Hudderfield meteorologist Paul Stevens

Most read local stories

Here’s the most read stories on our website are reading today:

1) Live: Woman arrested after man stabbed to death in Lockwood - the latest updates after a man, aged 25, died from stab injuries.

Crime Scene Investigators at Bentley Street, Lockwood
Crime Scene Investigators at Bentley Street, Lockwood

2) Huddersfield landlord stabbed FOUR times in pub horror - Brendan Wilson was stabbed at his pub the Brooks Arms and his wife says he’s lucky to be alive.

3) New mosque, Turtle Bay building work and new shisha bar - here’s an overview of the latest planning applications before Kirklees Council

Turtle Bay, King Street, Huddersfield
Turtle Bay, King Street, Huddersfield

Appeal for man linked to Huddersfield

Coroners are appealing for help in tracing relatives of John Moore.

The 41-year-old of no fixed abode, died on 26th April 2018 in the Seacroft area of Leeds. There is not believed to be any suspicious circumstances.

It is understood that he was registered at a doctor’s surgery in Huddersfield.

Any family members are asked to contact Coroner Robert Wright on (01924) 292 301.

Scene of accident

A reminder that there’s no access to and from the M62 at Rishworth, Junction 22 due to an accident.

Two people have been hurt in a car crash on the A 672 Ripponden Road.

It’s known as the Denshaw crossroads - which is where the A640 Rochdale Road / A6052 Delph Road / A640 Huddersfield Road / A672 Oldham Road (Denshaw Crossroads) and the road to the M62 J22 (Rishworth Moor) is underway.

It’s affecting traffic both leaving and entering the M62 at J22.

Denby Dale rail disruption

Train services on the Penistone line are affected by both a RMT strike and a car on the track.

Northern tell us that trains are operating a limit service from Huddersfield to Shepley as a result of the strike of Northern union workers.

A bus service is then running on the rest of the route, due to a car on the track in the Denby Dale area.

Northern say they hope the car will be cleared by lunchtime.

2 men injured in Saddleworth crash affecting M62

Two men have been taken to hospital, with one suffering a ‘major trauma’, following a crash in Oldham.

Ripponden Road, in Denshaw, remained closed on Wednesday morning at its junction with Rochdale Road, close to The Junction Inn.

olice say that a red Mazda collided with a lamp post at around 4am.

The two men inside the car – whose ages have not yet been released by GMP – were taken to hospital.

One was taken to Manchester Royal Infirmary.His injuries were described as ‘major trauma’ by the ambulance service.

The second was taken to the Royal Oldham Hospital.

Scene of crash in Denshaw
Scene of crash in Denshaw

Map of area affected by crash

You cannot get on the M62 from Denshaw due to the accident on the A672 Ripponden Road.

It’s closed in both directions closed due to accident, a car involved between A640 Rochdale Road / A672 Ripponden Road / A6052 Delph Road / A640 Huddersfield Road (Denshaw Crossroads).

M62 J22 (Rishworth Moor).

Map of area around Denshaw
Map of area around Denshaw

Road closed

The A672 Ripponden Road in both directions closed due to accident, a car involved between A640 Rochdale Road / A672 Ripponden Road / A6052 Delph Road / A640 Huddersfield Road (Denshaw Crossroads) and M62 J22 (Rishworth Moor).

Rail disruption due to RMT strike and car on the track

A strike by the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) is affecting rail services around Leeds this morning.

Trains will mostly run between 7.00am and 7.00pm with around 65% of the regular services between these hours continuing to run.

Replacement buses have been provided for some routes.

A statement from Norther Rail reads: “As the overall number of trains running will be reduced, we expect trains and any replacement buses we operate to be extremely busy. Please allow extra time for journeys, plan carefully and consider whether travel is necessary.”

Revised timetables for routes in and out of Huddersfield are available here.

A replacement bus service is also running on the Northern between Huddersfield and Barnsley due to a car on the line at Denby Dale.

Police helicopter and dozens of officers attend 'serious incident' in Lockwood

The area around a block of flats in Lockwood is still cordoned off this morning after police responded to a “serious incident” last night.

Witnesses report around 60 police officers descended on Bentley Street late yesterday evening and a police helicopter circled overhead.

This morning 30 or so officers remain on the scene including what appear to be forensics investigators clad in white jumpsuits.

West Yorkshire Police said: “We were called to reports of a “serious incident” in Bentley Street, Lockwood, at 10.55pm last night.”

No further details could be provided at this time but we will be back with an update as soon as we have one.

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